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LINCOLNCOUNTY, N.C. -- A missing autistic teen was found safe Friday morning, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Alexa Briana Ikard, 18, went missing on Thursday morning in the area of the 3500 block of East Highway 27 in Lincolnton.

She was located around 9 a.m. after the sheriff s office received several calls from concerned citizens.

Ikard was found near a home on Southmont Road not too far from her residence, deputies said.

Ikard did not suffer any injuries and was reunited with her family.

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